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Saturday, 11 January 2014

Need a Name for a Doily

Remember this doily?

It is done.

I was considering adding a few more rows to it, maybe repeating the scallops, but I think it looks just nice as it is.  The finished doily is about 8 inches wide or 21cm, tatted with Milford 40.  Even though it says size 40, the thread feels like a size 30 to me.  Despite some twisting, it is a beautiful thread.

I have drawn the chart for it and will be writing the full instructions to include with the chart.

I am searching for a name to give to this doily and suggestions are welcome.  The only name that comes to mind is "Scallop Doily" but I will be happy to consider other suggestions.


Next, some of you were wondering what I plan to do with the Mary Konior motifs that I showed here.
Now that the project is done, I can share it.  It is for a multi-craft quilt project undertaken by a group of crafters.  This is my block,

It was prepared for a very special person and I will share a full picture of the quilt in a later post together with the story behind it.

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful doily! Yes, it looks complete with the scallops round the edge and that's a good size too. The MK motifs are lovely too - such a wonderful colour. I look forward to hearing the full story.

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  2. It is a beautiful design! I can't think of a name for it either, maybe it could be the January Doily? But Scallop doily is probably better!

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  3. Bardzo ładna serwetka. Bardzo mi się podoba.
    Pozdrawiam, Dana.

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  4. It's a lovely doily! Scallop Doily is a good name. Or maybe Scallops and Flowers Doily?

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  5. Those scallops look like flowers around the edge, I can only come up with "around the flowers" a totally unsuitable name for a beautiful doily.
    Margaret

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  6. Hi Jon, nice work! ;) Looking forward to the post on your quilt! But I'm just curious how do you attach the motifs onto the quilt?

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    1. Christel, I sew in the motifs at the picots and the base of rings. It takes time but it is worth it.

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  7. What an accomplishment! The doily is perfectly designed - with an attractive circular background fanning out to the eye-appealing frothy scallops.
    Apparently the term 'Coquille' has something to do with scalloped shells,, so that might be a name possibility.

    I also find it interesting that we both have posts showing the Maids of Honor edging and the Queen of Hearts motif, from Mary Konior! This is a lovely quilt block, representing tatting!

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    1. I prefer a short name and "Coquille" has a nice ring to it. Will consider it. Thank you Kathy.

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  8. Beautiful! This doily, especially the first five rows, makes me think of the fractals seen in nature. Maybe 'Scalloped Fractals' for the name?

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  9. The doily made me think of a large, many petaled flower. My first thought was "Flower Petal Doily".
    Beautiful, regardless of name. As Shakespeare said, "A rose by any name would smell as sweet."

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  10. Jon, your doily is beautiful and I like the spiraled effect in the center I was thinking "sea spiral" but I can see where others saw the flowers so I am not positive with that suggestion :)

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  11. I forgot to mention the quilt block is well done and love that color thread it is one of my favorites.

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  12. Your doily is very beautiful and your quilt block is fabulous!!! :)

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  13. I would call it "Sunflower Daisy Doily". The middle looks like the a large sunflower and the sides looks like daisies. Beautiful work as always!!

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  14. scalloped flowers doily . Beautiful! would like to see it in colors, it would really set the "flowers" off.

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  15. Beautiful doily & motifs :-)
    When I saw the doily, flowers holding hands & dancing round in a circle was my first impression / visualization.
    Or little girls with tons of flowers in their hair / flowery bonnet dancing around ripples in water.
    So, based on these, I'm throwing out a few possibilities :
    Dancing Flowers
    Dancing Flower Girls
    Unity
    We Are One
    Happy Bonhomie
    ( I Googled 'Symbols for Unity' images & found 2 that totally fit your doily or vice versa! http://greatseal.com/unity/FugioWeAreOne.jpg & http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_g9-YOVvYZAI/Sgqyr6lqjtI/AAAAAAAAAJs/xWz8-sA6P4Q/s320/Unity%2Band%2BSymbol%2Bcopy.jpg )

    Adore your work :-)

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    1. I can see the similarities with the unity symbols in the links you gave. That is something to consider since tatting does unite people from all over the world.

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  16. Beautiful work! I am a beginner, I hope to do a doily as lovely someday. Needle tatting is what I started with, learning the shuttle now. Your blog has been very helpful :-)

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  17. How about "flower trellis. I luv your work. You inspire me to do greater things

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  18. Beautiful! I like Scallop Doily. If you want to include flowers as part of the name, what about Floral Scallop Doily? No matter what you call it, it is wonderful!

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  19. Everybody else's ideas are better than any I came up with--I think you are spoiled for choice! I really love this doily--it reminds me of the scallops on my wedding dress and my mom's veil! Thanks for the smile of remembrance, :)

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  20. It makes me think of a pineapple.

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